Arti­cle by Jim Bishop

I arrived at the hall at 3.45 to find Bruce and Lil­lian Gra­ham had been there for a long while clear­ing and clean­ing, Lil­lian had scrubbed our new kitchen while Bruce was clean­ing the floors and sort­ing out fur­ni­ture etc. I will take this oppor­tu­ni­ty to say a big thank you to you both.

With the hall look­ing great after the renovations,including a new kitchen and toi­lets and sand­ed floor along with a new heat­ing and cool­ing sys­tem, and our colour/full set up for din­ner we were all set for a great night.

Right on time our new Cater­er arrived and he decid­ed that our stor­age garage was the ide­al place for his ovens,and the oth­er kitchen suit­ed him for the major­i­ty of his work,so we left him to it. With Geoff and Ian there as well we cleared the rest of the hall and set up the tables and chairs.

From 5.30 on peo­ple start­ed to arrive at 7pm most had arrived and set­tled in and the pre/dinner nib­bles were available.

At 7.30pm we pre­sent­ed the first of the Tro­phies they were:
Car of the month (total 13)
Car Par­tic­i­pa­tion (total 8)
(The Tro­phy results with recip­i­ents is pre­sent­ed else­where in the Newsletter)

Jason had set up a Tele­vi­sion with con­stant pho­tos of our runs and events for the year along with music.

Our items for the Auc­tion were on dis­play and cre­at­ed inter­est, Lucky door prize tick­ets were issued to mem­bers as they arrived the prizes being $50 Rare Spare vouchers.

It was then time for our main course,this was a Buf­fet with our new cater­er “Jamie” serv­ing the meat dish­ers. It was well done with a great vari­ety of love­ly food,many had a sec­ond serve.

With the Main course over it was time for the main Tro­phies presentations.There was one mem­ber who blitzed it,taking Car of the Year, Dash Fas­cia and Top Aggre­gate, Con­grat­u­la­tions Rod Grum­mitt!! well reward­ed for the effort and wel­come back onto the com­mit­tee Derk as this years Top Club­man. We also con­grat­u­late Peter Cor­ri­g­an and Chris Kane as our lat­est Life Members.

Our Encour­age­ment Award went to Gar­ry Hislop.

We then we had two Nov­el­ty Awards.Pete Corrigan’s grass mow­ing skills in Tassie were recog­nised along with Chris Fox’s Bro­ken Axel award,that is in no way refer­ring to the way Chris dri­ves regard­less of what some peo­ple say!!.

Well by now most folk had enjoyed a few drinks and all were very happy,so we had our dessert and our cater­er had excelled with a ter­rif­ic choice of desert dishes.

Then it was time for our res­i­dent auc­tion­eer “Big Trev” to take con­trol of the Pre­sen­ta­tion Night Auc­tion and as he alway’s does, it was loud, fun­ny and very suc­cess­ful. We had a great result from the auc­tion as you will see in the Trea­sures report. We had lots of will­ing bid­ders, one being Lyn Kane who was very keen for Hus­band Chris to par­tic­i­pate “very Suc­cess­ful” , Thank’s Chris. But seri­ous­ly Thank’s Trev for a great Job.

So we reached the time when our night was end­ing, with a count of 57 peo­ple attend­ing we start­ed to pack up. Thank you to every one that came along and helped to set up and pack up also it lead to a great night that was enjoyed by all. We look for­ward to next Year.

Pics Cour­tesy of Janine King


AUG Rod Grum­mitt
SEP Bruce Gra­ham
OCT Rus­sell King
Neville Maw­er
Scott Wood­bridge
Rohan John­ston
NOV Phillip Cleven
DEC Gary His­lop
JAN Paul Annetts
FEB Rod Grum­mitt
MAR Gary His­lop
APR Andrew Staines
MAY Neville Maw­er
JUNE Rohan Johnston

Gary His­lop

Rod Grum­mitt

Derk Tuik

Rod Grum­mitt

Rod Grum­mitt

Peter Cor­ri­g­an
Chris Kane

Peter Char­man
Peter Cor­ri­g­an
Rod Grum­mitt
Derk Tuik
Jeff White
Trevor Dempsey
Ray Eaton
Scott Wood­bridge

Vic­tor grass mow­ing award for efforts in Tas­ma­nia — Peter Corrigan

Bro­ken Axels award — Chris Fox